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tonight at 5:00. >> me and veronica back here in about 30 minutes. we'll see you then. capt captioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: system failures. no warning alarm before a tornado hits tulsa. and new orleans' pump stations can't handle the waters from heavy rain. what went wrong? >> i can't believe the city is that stupid to let this happen over and over and over again. >> mason: also tonight the u.s. offers an olive branch, but north korea responds with a new threat. corrosion is blamed for the deadly accident on a ride at the ohio state fair. >> you would have to have x-ray eyes to see this type of corrosion. >> mason: and help wanted: protector of the planet from alien invasion.
>> you really have to have a sense of humor with this job. this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: and this is our western edition. good evening. i'm anthony mason. we begin with some vicious summer storms. an apparent tornado today tore through salisbury, maryland, on the delmarva peninsula. it was strong enough to flip cars and rip up trees by their roots. no injuries were reported. early yesterday a twister hit tulsa, oklahoma, without warning. at least 30 people were hurt and more than 70 businesses had substantial damage. omar villafranca is in tulsa. >> reporter: the ef-2 tornado hit just after 1:00 a.m. it blasted through the center of town with 130mph winds. the twister ripped off rooftops, shredded storefronts and blew out windows. eight people were trapped inside this t.g.i.f., and officials say at least 30 people were injured by flying debris.
officer demita kinard is with the tulsa police department. >> there were people that had some pretty horrific injuries, but none were life-threatening, which is great, and we had no losses of life. >> reporter: be many are wondering why the intense storm didn't trigger warning sirens. at 1:16, meteorologists were monitoring the thunderstorm, but two minutes later it became a tornado. at 1:23, the national weather service started drafting the tornado warning. but it was issued at 1:25 a.m., after the storm left tulsa. national weather service meteorologist steve piltz says they were caught off guard because the tornado was low to the ground, making it difficult for weather experts to predict what was happening on radar, and the storm intensified rapidly. >> any time we have these types of tornadoes, we typically are a few minutes behind the first one. then we begin to understand the situation better and we can be faster. >> reporter: crews are working as fast as they can to remove the damaged roof off of michael gutterman's textile business. it will take weeks to clean up.
any of your employees hurt? >> no. it happened at 1:00 a.m. best news is i don't mind. this is a building. it's inventory. i don't care as much as no one got hurt. >> reporter: the tornado moved in so fast that customers at this restaurant left their cell phones and purses on the table so they could run for cover. it's worth noting that august tornadoes are rare. the last one in tulsa county was in the 1950s. anthony. >> mason: omar villafranca in tulsa. thanks, omar. in san antonio, texas, heavy rain today transformed a roadin, stranding young man on top of his car. rescuers couldn't get to him by boat, so firefighters backed up a ladder truck, but that was too short. so they used a stepladder to bridge the gap, and the driver climbed to safety. parts of new orleans were underwater again this past weekend. it wasn't the levee system that failed as it did during hurricane katrina. this time it was the city's pumping stations.
they couldn't handle all the rain. demarco morgan is there. >> reporter: torrential rains turned much of new orleans into a swamp on saturday, in some areas canoes were the best way to get around. the dining room at liuzza's restaurant and bar in the mid- city neighborhood was soaked in 18 inches of water, forcing frank bordelon to close his restaurant. >> it's a big financial hit. estimate, i don't know, $60,000, $70,000. >> reporter: nearly 10 inches of rain fell in just over three hours. the city had 24 pumping stations working at full capacity, trying to prevent the flooding, but the city's drainage system, designed to pump just one inch of rainfall the first hour and half inch after was quickly overwhelmed. joe becker is with the new orleans sewerage and water board. >> if i get nine inches of rain, that's going to take me about 17 hours to pump out. the biggest drainage system in the world cannot handle that much rain. >> reporter: still, city council president jason williams believes the system is woefully
inadequate. >> if we can't handle a bad storm, then what will we do when there is a hurricane? >> this is crazy. >> reporter: bordelon, whose restaurant suffered severe damage during hurricane katrina says enough is enough. >> i can't believe the city is that stupid to let this happen over and over and over again. >> reporter: the city has pumped ter since saturd's stormslons of using these pumps right here in addition to several others. anthony, the city council has called a special meeting scheduled for tomorrow to find out what went wrong. >> mason: demarco morgan at the pumping station in new orleans. thanks, demarco. tech giant google's efforts to improve its image as a company that promotes diversity have been dealt major setback in the form of a memo from male employee, a memo that's gone viral inside google. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: at google today, where only 20% of technology workers are women, the stinging 3,000-word document suggested reasons why.
"biological causes may explain why we don't see equal representation," the unnamed google engineering employee wrote. "men have a higher drive for status and women on average have more neuroroticism. this may contribute to the lower number of women in high-stress jobs." >> this isn't sort of an isolated or fringe perspective in silicon valley. >> reporter: joelle emerson is an attorney who helps companies promote diversity. >> lots of people from majority groups, white men in particular, might push back against organizations diversity and inclusion efforts. >> google has made efforts to diversify, but progress has been limited. its total workforce is 69% male, 56% white, 35% asian, only 2% black. as a black female engineer, erica baker was a rarity at google. in 2015 she left after nine years. >> i had experienced microaggressions and some major
aggressions at google. for a long time i dealt with it and just kept them inside. >> reporter: still, she's surprised the document spread so widely inside google. >> i can guess that they have seen previously people talk abouthat interlland nothing happened. >> reporter: google responded with a statement saying the document "advanced incorrect assumptions about gender. it's not a viewpoint this company endorse, promotes or encourages." the writer's identity is known inside google, but the company did not respond to our request for more information about him or his status at google. anthony? >> mason: john blackstone outside google's offices inside san francisco. thanks, john. for the first time in eight years, the two koreas and china sat down and talked at a regional security conference in manila. what came out of it were threats from the north. it said it will retaliate for sanctions the u.n. security council approved in response to the latest missile test. here's asia correspondent ben tracy.
>> reporter: after a rare public appearance at north korea's foreign minister ri yong-ho at this weekend's security conference, the north launched a blistering attack on the new u.n. sanctions. in an angry statement, the north vowed the u.s. will pay by 1,000 fold for heinous crimes against north korea and that it is ready the teach the u.s. a severe lesson. north korea's latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the u.s. appears to have united the international community against kim jong-un's regime. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson still kept the door open for talks but said the north must first end its missile tests. >> we've not had an extended period of time where they have not taken some type of provocative action by launching ballistic missiles. >> reporter: north korea has launched a dozen missiles this year and says it won't give up its nuclear program, but the new u.n. sanctions could make funding ituch harder.
e sations are expectedo cost north korea as much as $1 billion, mostly by banning exports of coal, iron, and seafood. enforcing the sanctions will fall largely to china, north korea's main trading partner and economic lifeline. on monday china's foreign minister said it will implement the sanctions, "100%." he also said north korea should stop launching missiles and conducting nuclear tests. china once described its relationship with north korea as close as lips and teeth. that is obviously changing, but china still says north korea is largely a u.s. problem and the u.s. should open talks to diffuse tensions. anthony? >> mason: ben tracy in beijing. thank you, ben. today australia's navy found the wreckage of a u.s. marine osprey aircraft that crashed into the sea on saturday while attempting to land on a u.s. navy transport ship. three marines were lost in the accident.
david martin looks at what went wrong. >> this is how the landing should have gone, an osprey setting down on the flight deck of the u.s.s. "green bay" one year ago. but a similar landing on the same ship this weekend went horribly wrong. the osprey, which can fly like an airplane and hover like a helicopter, struck the ship's stern as it descended and fell into the water. ships, small boats, and helicopters pulled 23 marines from the water. but searched in vain for the other three, who couldn't get out before the osprey sank. family members identified them as first lieutenant benjamin cross and corporal nathan ordway, both members of the flight crew, and private first class ruben velasco, who had just turned 19. the wreckage has been located and the marines plan the bring it to the surface. the osprey can carry more troops farther and faster than any helicopter, but its tilt-rotor technology has been criticized ever since this horrendous crash 17 years ago.
>> crash. crash, crash, crash! >> reporter: 19 marines died. but the father of first lieutenant cross says his son trusted the aircraft. >> he told me that they had so many redundant safety systems in the plane that if one failed there was always a back-up. >> reporter: marine corps statistics show over the last five years the osprey has the third highest accident rate after the harrier jump jet, another vertical take-off and landinplannd oer model of the f-18 jet fighter. the marines are expected to order a safety stand down for all their aircraft so air crews can take a day off from flying and spend it reviewing their operating procedures. anthony? >> mason: david martin at the pentagon. thank you, david. federal investigators tell cbs news the explosive that damaged a mosque in bloomington, minnesota, was sophisticated and may have been a pipe bomb.
governor mark dayton called it an act of terror. the explosion saturday blew out office windows just before morning prayers. no one was hurt. no arrests have been made. opioids are taking a heavy toll on children in this country. they're not addicts, but their parents are. dean reynolds now on the innocent victims of a drug epidemic. >> reporter: on a winding trail in southeastern ohio, four children symbolize the devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic. >> delaney, you go get the cone. >> reporter: delaney, liam, finnian and connally are living with their aunt now. she and her husband are raising them as their own because their parents are heroin addicts. >> it's heartbreaking to see that parents will take the drugs over the children. >> reporter: suzanne is talking about her own brother. what do you tell those children about their parents? >> i tell them that their parents love them but they are not able to take care of them. >> reporter: she's raising a fifth child, a boy named ronny,
who just turned one. his mother is an addict somewhere in town. it's estimated that due in large part to the opioid catastrophe, at least 2.5 million children nationwide are being raised by grandparents or other relatives, but some have no relatives who will take them in, and they go directly to foster care. mike dewine is ohio's attorney general. >> we think about 50% of the kids who are in foster care in ohio are there because one or both parents are, in fact, drug addicts. >> reporter: 14,000 children are in agency custody statewide, up 14% in five years. caseworkers are stressed to the limit. >> we're removing one to three infants a month that are born addicted to drugs. >> reporter: jill wright is executive director of children's services in adams county. >> these infant mothers, a lot of them we never see again. they never come to visit. they just leave their child and continue on with the addiction. >> reporter: you've been doing this for 26 years.
is the current situation the worst you've ever seen it? >> yes. >> reporter: suzanne valle agrees that this is not a gathering storm. the storm is upon us. >> i do foster care, but it's almost like it's not enough because there are so many kids that need somebody. >> reporter: kids like jack. we won't show his face because he's only 14. he's been in and out of foster care four different times. >> i called my dad one day, and i was like, dad, why can't you just try and get me, and he was like, i just can't stop, like the drugs overtook him. and i was like, you're one messed up dad to pick drugs over your own kid. and i just hung up. >> reporter: and there are thousands more just like him. dean reynolds, cbs news, blue creek, ohio. >> mason: staggering statistics out of ohio. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," the cause of that deadly accident at the ohio state fair, and later, what may be the coolest civil service job on earth. service job
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safety standard or enforcing body governing amusement rides. each state has its own rules and polices itself. >> that's dangerous in that there's no universal application of safety to protect all of us. >> reporter: attorney mark kitrick represents the family of 18-year-old tyler jarrell. he was killed after being thrun 50 feet from the ride. 50 feet from the ride. kitrick says the latest findings shocked jarrell's mother. >> she's beyond outraged to find out this is a problem that seems apparently pretty obvious. you have extra rust that needs to be repaired or fixed or replaced, and it's a dangerous situation. >> reporter: the inspector we spoke to said the incident may have been prevented if the metal was coated or primed differently. despite the manufacturer's corrosion findings, the state of ohio is conducting its own investigation into what went wrong. anthony? >> mason: rs, two very different vacations. vacations.
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>> reporter: it sounds like a job from the movie "men in black," government employees saving the earth from creepy aliens. cassie conley is nasa's planetary protection officer, and that is sort of what she does, but on smaller scale and not quite as messy. >> the job is defending earth from aliens, but they're microbes, not space invaders. >> reporter: is it conceivable that if we bring rocks back from mars that some kind of evil microbe could destroy life on earth? >> preventing that is the whole point of this job because we don't know. >> reporter: after 11 years on the job, that's decided to move on. when nasa posted the job, hollywood began comparing her. >> you have to have a lot of humor with this job. >> reporter: conley spends a lot of time focused on mars.
>> is there life on mars? >> there is absolutely life on mars because there's life craft on the spacecraft we sent the mars. >> reporter: conley steers them away from areas where native martian life might exist to avoid the possibility of interplanetary war on a microscopic level. the job usually requires a ph.d. and a broad scientific background. but one nine-year-old wrote nasa that he's fit for the job because, "my sister says i am an alien, and i am young, so i can learn to think like an alien." he signed it jack davis, guardian of the galaxy. nasa urged him to study hard and do well in school after he gets his ph.d. hopefully he'll apply again. because we'll always need someone to protect us from whatever is out there. chip reid, cbs news, washington. >> mason: our planetary protection officer. that's a pretty cool title to have on a business card. that's the "cbs evening news." i'm anthony mason in new york. thanks for watching. good night.
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under them. here's the story. >> i cannot afford like a mansion here, but if i can own a street, i'm happy to own a street. >> reporter: meet tina lam and michael chin who for a mere $19,000 are the proud owners of presidio terrace. while it's a dream come true for the young couple -- i came here as international student, just one suit case. >> reporter: it could know a nightmare for the home owners. are going to try to sell it back to the home owners? >> i'm not trying to make money or anything. >> reporter: the private street has been home for a number of prominent san franciscons including dianne f feinstein. but the street and sidewalks all wound up